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How has the Supreme Court impacted your life?

Can the police search your emails? What made desegregation possible? Who is entitled to equal protection under the law? What are your essential rights and freedoms? What are the government’s responsibilities and limits?

Sixteen Supreme Court cases have played an outsized role in answering these vital questions. You may know many by name - like Brown v. Board of Education, Roe v. Wade, and Marbury v. Madison. But who were the people involved, and what issues were at stake? How have your life and your country changed because of these decisions?

Join award-winning professor David L. Hudson on a riveting journey through these 16 monumental decisions. You will come away with a better understanding of American history, the legal system, and your individual freedoms. And you will enjoy each step, replete with vivid stories, along your way.

A legal scholar with over 40 books to his name, Prof. Hudson also happens to be a judge - of professional boxing. You’ll find that his lectures take after his own refreshing blend of knowledgeability on the one hand and liveliness on the other.

By the end of the course, you will have gained a deep understanding of some of the Court’s landmark decisions. You will also better understand how the Supreme Court actually works, and what its role might be for our future as a nation.    

©2019 Now You Know Media (P)2019 Now You Know Media

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Highly Recommend

With all due respect, this book was a refreshing change after listening to "The Supremes' Greatest Hits" by M. G. Trachtman. The tone of Hudson's book was light, unbiased, explanatory, and very interesting. We've really grown as a society as evidenced by these landmark cases. It is something to be proud of. The cases decided by the Supreme Court that were highly controversial were communicated with respect. He discussed all sides of the issues with a tone of neutrality helping the listener understand not just the thought behind the majority decisions but the dissents. I love how he discussed the unpopular viewpoints within the context from which they came and also with sensitivity. This was also very refreshing to me. As a result, I really loved this book and will be getting more from this author. I would recommend it to anyone interested in a nice summary of the landmark Supreme Court decisions! 5 stars!

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Wow! Erudite, lively and practical presentation.

Prof. Hudson makes the law come alive like no other writer or presenter I've yet encountered. He combines a near encyclopedic knowledge of the count's most impactful cases with a story-teller's knack for memorable human anecdotes. I learned a great deal about American history and the background behind some of the most hotted debated topics - free speech abortion rights, equality, etc. - of our time. Hudson is the paragon of law professors.

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Extremely Enlightening

An excellent listen to any person who loves history or is trying to learn law. As a law student, I have read/or listened to books covering the Supreme Court during Earl Warren, Berger, Rehnquist, and Robert's. Also, I have read books authored by Scalia and the great RBG. The keynote cases from these and others are covered in this series. From Marbury v Madison which was covered in Without Precedent (a riveting story on Chief Justice Marshall) to a Virginia case on gender equality that is covered in RBGs book, Hudson has managed to bring each case to life while sharing some behind the scenes occurrences that makes the case even more interesting.

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Outstanding course!

David Hudson is one of the most engaging lecturers I've encountered, and I've listened to many. He explores a broad set of fascinating and impactful Supreme Court cases with a keen sense for the legal and historic issues/questions while weaving together fascinating human stories. I definitely plan to listen to other courses by Hudson.